24 Oct Hearing Aid Project Helps EMS Dispatcher
Working in law enforcement can create some larger than life challenges. And for our brave heroes trying to thrive in a fast paced environment with hearing loss, these challenges can be nearly impossible to manage.
Janet Campbell served as a police, fire and EMS dispatcher for the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., and has dealt with hearing loss the majority of her life.
As a child, she had multiple surgeries, but the challenge to communicate remained the same. Even as an adult, surgery has still not been the answer in treating the severity of her hearing loss.
When it comes to coping with the deterioration of her hearing, Janet takes it “one day at a time.”
“I’ve learned how to read lips,” she said. “But it’s very frustrating not being able to hear completely.”
As a proud mother of two, not being able to hear has taken many precious moments away from her and her children. That is, until she found help and hope through the Hearing Aid Project. Janet is now in the process of receiving hearing aids thanks to her social worker who introduced her to the program.
“The Hearing Aid Project (Hearing Charities of America) is a wonderful organization,” Janet said. “I will be an advocate, and will spread the word to help others who may not be able to afford hearing aids.”
There are many heroes in this world just like Janet trying to create a better and safer place for everyone. But the truth is – we can all be a hero. One donation is all it takes to help someone live a fuller and happier life. Donate now to help us change the life of a hero in need!